I did not know that this was Golden Lane even thought I knew that it was in the area. However, I did know that as it dates from 1466 it is one of the oldest streets in Dublin and it was originally Cross Street but unfortunately nothing of the original street exists today and it is not especially interesting to look at. The name change was because the Guild Hall for goldsmiths was established on the street.
John Field was born in Golden Lane in July 1782 and was baptised at St. Werburgh’s Church on the 5th September, 1782. Located at the corner of Golden Lane and Bride Street there is a plaque featuring an engraving of Field along with the following citation: “Creator of the Nocturne Born Golden Lane 1782 Died Moscow 1837.”